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brikman is anchoring down in mcclane. hey anita. >> i am in the neroom here at u.s.a. today. it's going to be our home base for our coverage of today's presidential debate on the campus of hofstra university. this is where u.s.a. today reporters will be fact checking what the candidates say and live blogging about what president obama and mitt romney say in the response to questions tonight. romney's strong performance gave him a much needed boost. the obama campaign is promising a more energized president is going to be showing up tonight. susan has the latest from hempstead, new york. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney square off here in a few hours in this less formal town hall style debate, the president needs to take control without being too aggressive. mitt romney needs to retain that dominance he had in the last debate and do no harm. >> an upbeat president obama emerged from the virginia resort where he spent the last three days practicing for debate number two. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> i feel fabulous. look at this beautiful day. >> the president k
. the 90-minute debate will most likely start where the second one left off. the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. both candidateses have come under fire for their response to the attack. they'll also be -- there will also be be debate questions about iran's nuclear ambitions and itself u.s. -- the u.s. relationship with china. polls show the economy is the far most important issue to voters. both candidates are also expected to talk about the economy and their foreign policy answers. both candidates have had their walk threw in the debate hall and will spend time with family and friends before the start of tonight's debate. in boca raton, florida, danielle nottingham. back to you. >> thank you for that preview. cbs news' own bob schieffer is the one 340d rate -- moderating tonight's debate. mitt romney will get the first question. we'll have your go to debate station tonight. we're teaming up with our sister publication "u.s.a. today" and beginning at 9:00 p.m. on our website, we'll be live blogging, fact checking what the candidates are saying. you can join the con
. there is a new u.s.a. poll out today. they asked the voters who do you think will win this debate regardless of who you support? 57% said president obama would probably win. 33% said mitt romney was likely the better debater. susan page says this debate has a lot of power. >> 80% of americans say their mind is made up, they aren't going to change their vote, but 21% of registered voters said they could change their mind. >> you just heard it. the significant group of voters could be persuadeable as is described. channel 9 is your go-to station. 9news is teaming up with our sister newspaper to fact check with the candidates say. so make sure you stay tuned to channel 9, watch the debate and get started at 9:00 and meantime, you can log on to for the live, as it happens fact checking at the very same time. and then watch us, 9news now at 11:00 for the most comprehensive accurate debate out there. we'll bring you nothing but the facts. much more from u.s.a. today headquarters coming your way later on. now back to lesli and anita in the studio. >> a busy and exciting night ahead. th
in jail. >> in the meantime the u.s. attorney's office says the suspect will be in the custody police. >> reporter: the jury has the case now after the prosecution said their entire case rested on that now infamous video tape. in fact, they went through it in front of the jury this afternoon frame by frame. but the defense argued that that tape does not show the perspective that the officers were seeing themselves on the ground. it was shot from above and they deserve the benefit of the doubt. the video showing unarmed student john mckenna taken down and beaten by batons on knocks road in college park is an independent witness that speaks for itself. joe rudy told the jury today. but officers for regal baker and harris says criminalizing veteran officers is wrong. heavens forbid seconds into a riot they get it wrong. sue them, sue the county but don't make him a criminal. outnumbered officers were trying to disperse students. the officers ground perspective of john mckenna in a goofy fist pumping dance was dramatically different from a video shot from above. for police it was charging
-- we lost four americans who were killed in that episode including the u.s. ambassador. so i think we need to go deeper and see what exactly we can find out about what really happened there. i hope we'll break some new ground sunday. >> all right, bob. we'll be watching you and your guests on face the nation sunday. >>> millions of people will be sharing this year's nobel peace prize. the nobel committee honored the 27 nation european union for its role in building peace and reconciliation among enemies, this as europe continues to deal with an economic crisis. the head of the committee suggested that the root of europe's current economic crisis was the financial collapse in the u.s. he said it started with lehman brothers. >>> we need to about be wearing a scarf, gloves and hat. >> especially derek is cold. >> he always complains. >> we are looking at the coldest night of the season. the wins win -- winds have to die down before we make these temperatures. live weather cam brought to you by michael and son, just gorgeous, temperatures falling now, back to the upper 50s. the dew poin
to blow up the u.s. capital. his explosives were also ininersed. he is serving a 30 year prison sentence. >>> child care division were on the scene of a bethesda daycare center today. this after four two-year-olds wandered away from the center monday afternoon unnoticed by the people taking care of them. as andrea mccarren reports, the search is on for the good samaritan who spotted those toddlers and brought them back to the nter. >> there was a man who brought him home. i would like to know who he is. i would like to say thank you for finding my baby. >> wendy is overwelmed with gratitude for the unanimous good samaritan who led her two- year-old son, sam, to safety. >> god only knows what would have happened. it was 4:45, there was a storm rolling in. they were walking betweened parked cars. if he hasn't found them, i don't know what could have happened. >> remarkably, little sam was one of four two-year-olds, three boys and a girl, who walked a block away from the montgomery childcare association's lynnbrook center. the daycare hired a public relations firm to respond to our ques
is teaming up with u.s.a. today to fact check what the candidates have to say, to make sure your tv is turned on to channel 9 to watch the debate. log on to for live fact checking. then join us for 9news at 11:00 for the most accurate debate coverage, no bull, no spin, just the facts. >>> a pennsylvania judge said no today to a tough new voter id requirement that has caused a storm of controversy. that means the law will not be enforced in the presidential election. the law would have required every voter to show a valid photo id. democrats and minority groups blasted the law. they said it would make it difficult for the disenfranchised to vote. appeal is expected. >>> all right, top, sot rain is rolling by. does this mean the good times are upon us? >> it's going to take a while, but remember, my friend, a fine finish to the week. just keep that in mind. let's start with a live look outside. it is our michael and son weather cam. we have clouds. we have a little bit of fog beginning to develop. that may be the biggest problem overnight. right now 71. a little bit of spr
to u.s.a. today, this year's apple crop could be the smallest since 1986. growers are blaming the unusually warm temperatures back in march followed by an april cold snap. the result could be higher prices and less variety of apples across the country. >> that's a bummer. >> i'm a granny smith kind of a guy. i like those crunchy green ones. >> i don't know. i like any apple. all right, well our weather this weekend, big changes here. so the beautiful weather we had today, unfortunately, is not going to stick with us. let's take a look outside with our michael and son weather cam. still beautiful out there. lots of sunshine. 81 degrees, and comfortable humidity with that dew point in the low 50s. it doesn't start to become noticeable until the dew point is in the 60s. right now, we're in a good spot and with those calm winds, it's the kind of weather you can get out and relax in. so great weather continues overnight tonight. then the changes arrive. we're going to see showers, maybe a thunderstorm in the forecast on saturday with a first disturbance moving through and then a
hoping to become americans do just that. u.s. citizenship and immigration services says 3,000 people become new citizens every day in this country and jc hayward introduces us to a local organization that's helping them apply and then pass the test. >> i feel so nice. >> reporter: maria gomez became a u.s. citizen just two months ago. the 51-year-old left her home country of el salvador during its civil war in 1990. before earning her citizenship gomez lived and worked in the united states as a permanent resident. >> i want to vote. when a vote, i have a voice. >> reporter: d.c. resident maria nunez also passed the citizenship exam. she owns a restaurant in columbia height where she has lived 22 -- heights where she has lived 22 years. >> when i come into this country, i say one day i'll be a citizen. this is the best country in the world. >> reporter: both women were prepared for the citizenship examination thanks to latino resource and justice center. the nonprestos supports students through the citizenship -- nonprofit organization supports students through the citizenship test
not caused deaths or injuries and impact about .1% of cars in the u.s., but if your air brags been replaced in the last three years by a repair shop that is not part of a new dealer dealership or you purchased a car that had its air bag deployed or bought a replacement air bag at a cheap price, contact your automaker. we'll have a full list of the model numbers on our website >>> cheap gas costs some big traffic backups on route 123 in mclean today. drivers lined up this morning outside the exxon station at 801 dolly madison boulevard where as part of a promotion the first 100 customers got regular unleaded gas for $1.84 a gallon down from the regular price of $4.39 a gallon. >>> a sneak peek today of a new exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis, the show is at the national archives called to the brink. j about fk and the cuban -- brink, jfk and the cuban missile crisis. it shows a meeting of the 13 agonizing days in october in 1962. back then the u.s. and soviet union were on the brink of war. the exhibit opens to the public friday. >>> coming up on
and unrelenting fatigue. dry eyes affect more than 20 million people in the u.s. and nearly 40% of those people experience symptoms on a regular basis. >> one of the biggest culprits is hormonal changes. this is a very common problem in females over 40. >> dr. allen glacier of rockville has a new treatment that promises to combat the symptoms without medication or constant use of drops. >> lipilow is a procedure that helps people with evaporative type. >> that's when the glands in the eyelids have trouble producing the oils to control your tears. the glands can become clogged over the years. >> the scientists who developed lipiflow determined the exact temperature they needed to warm the eyelids to to melt the clogged gland. >> after an initial examination dr. glacier uses these clasps to use controlled heat and then the clasps massage the glands to stimulate production. what did it feel like? >> it was actually very soothing. >> this is a total paradigm shift in the treatment of dry eye. there's never been anything like it for this particular problem which is the major cause of dry eye. >> re
reinforcements here now. there's u.s. park police. the barriers have blown over to this side. there's some on the other side of the street. basically park police did the right thing. i think they've probably given up on them and they are planting a police cruiser in the middle of the intersection to prevent people from going down little falls parkway between river road and mass avenue. it is a very different bethesda that we're seeing right now. some of the wind guss have been extraordinary. look up river road now and you -- gust have been extraordinary. look up river road now and you will see there are no cars almost on the road, virtually every business here shut down, people heeding the warnings to get home before the worst of this storm hits. water is definitely pooling up on river road now. we've talked to some drivers who say branches are falling. there are a lot of power outages rolling through the area now. we have a very limited period of time that we can continue to be broadcasting safely from here. i'm going to show you what our issue is right here. i'm with colleague mark voss.
made by both candidates, u.s.a. today politics editor, thank you so much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i'm glad that you're wide awake. a long night last night. now, you said it was pretty hard to fast check. how come? >> well, it was full of statements that are more or less true or more or less untrue depending on where you will sit at the moment. >> i see. so in other words you needed to show the new one to figure out who was telling the truth, making it a hot tougher? >> yes, absolutely. we'll talk about some of those statements because the $5 trillion tax cut is one of the things that took up a lot of that first debate. something we talk about last night. now, let's listen to president obama talk about it. >> governor romney's central economic man calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the bush tax cuts, another $1 trillion and $2 trillion in additional military spending that the military has not asked for. that's $8 trillion. how we pay for that reare deuces the deficit and make the investments that we need to make without dumping those costs on the be middle class american
previous stops, he is reminded voters he helped rescue the u.s. auto industry. >> an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. but she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. that means big business. that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be locking for more supporters right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> and by the way, ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. derek. >>> coming up, sky dive aboarded. find out why an extreme athlete canc
of the national sex offender registry coordinated by the u.s. department of justice. for a link to that go to our website, derek, back to you. >> as you said, a tough lesson. >>> with less than four weeks until election day vice president joe biden and republican congressman paul ryan are getting their one and only shot at a vice presidential debate. our colleague anita brikman is anchoring our coverage from usa today headquarters in mclean, virginia. good to see you. >> reporter: i'm here in the  usa today newsroom which will be our home base for tonight's coverage of the one and only 2012 vice presidential debate. this is where usa today's reporters will be live blogging and fact checking what both vice president biden and congressman ryan have to say when they face off tonight. in less than four hours these two skilled politicians will square off looking to give their running mates abuse in this very close presidential campaign. susan mcguiness has the latest -- a boost in this very close presidential campaign. susan mcguiness has the latest from kentucky. vice president joe
stations, gas stations or beauty shops or other similar places. >> since 2005 all contact lenses in the u.s. must be sold as medical devices meaning they are only sold by prescription anything else is illegal. >> wow. >>> lots of scary ghosts and goblins around this time of year but you may want to take small kids out of the room for this next story. >> that's because if you like being completely freaked out. our monika samtani says the urban haunted house is the place for you. >> reporter: enter if you dare through bloody hall ways greeted by creepy gruesome zombies. actually, they're just local actors, 80 of them in fact with a flare for the scare. and i got a chance to experience the makeup process of becoming a zombie and well, looking dead. oh my god. no way. that is so scary. >> we try to make a walking dead kind of zombie, you want more of a pale not so groan more rotted zombie with a lot of blood because it's just so gory. >> reporter: in other words, a more fresh zombie style. chi lee manages a team of five makeup artists who transforming the actors into spooky scary zombies in und
this storm will move westward once it gets near the northeastern u.s. there's one similarity. how will sandy impact us in the d.c. metro area? it's a very rare movement for a drop system called retrograde and -- a tropical system called retrograde and it looks familiar to new englanders who survived the perfect storm of 1991. the storm was so destructive and unusual a book was written about it followed by the release of the movie starring george clooney. the perfect storm happened right around halloween in 1991, the result of hurricane grace getting swept into a large nor'easter type severe thunderstorm causing it to gain size and wind speed as it slowly moved westward toward new england. 75-mile an hour wind and waves as high as 40 feet were reported along the new england shores. today as hurricane sandy moves north, our forecast models are predicting a cold front will advance towards the east coast at the same time. sandy is forecast to rotate inland becoming part of a mega cyclone that will bring heavy rain and high winds. the current forecast predicts the hardest hit areas will be to our
's senate seat. that debate is expected at 8:00. you can watch it live at >>> the u.s. marine ban and corps color guard took part in a special columbus day celebration. marks the 150th anniversary of the national columbus memorial in front of union station. unveiled that statue in 1912. the national park service along with the national columbus celebration association and other groups sponsored today's event. >>> and if you were sitting along that band, you could hear people saying, we are cold, man. it's not supposed to be this cold. >> feels like november, doesn't it? >> cold november rain. with cold november rain here, i want to take you to snow shoe. check this out. their first snow of the season. oh, i get excited. isn't that good stuff, derek? >> i'm getting worked up. >> if you're a skier, it's good stuff. it's nice to see the snow and trees that are past peek. but that was their first snow. we've had snow as early as the 10th of october set back in 1979. so it can snow even here in october. in fact, we average a trace of snow in october. nice, nice stuff. all right, we
that it would have affected had it been parked on the eastern u.s.. there's how big it was. it would have affected des moines to houston to key west all the way up to maine. it will slowly pull away and we'll talk about that and also talk about when the rivers will crest in our area. >>> all right, topper, superstorm sandy brought down trees, just about everywhere and we were there with one stunned family after a massive tree crashed through their roof. our todd walker is live from northwest d.c. where the family took him inside to tour all the damage. oh no. todd? >> reporter: it is quite a mess and you know what? they're still cleaning pretty much the mess, not even -- up from the mess. not even halfway done wit. when that tree went down it went into power lines and snapped that power pole in half. if you look behind the power pole, you can see that tree is still there. all four members of the family was inside. it was a scary situation but it has them counting their blessings. >> huge tree and it was a beautiful tree. >> reporter: this is not how jay and her husband dan planned their r
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